|Pinks by Charles Rennie Mackintosh|
Charles Rennie Mackintosh is an artist whose work spanned the visual arts. He was also a real original! He was hugely creative in the early part of the 20th century as both an architect and a designer – of furniture, metalwork and graphic art. He also drew and painted wonderful watercolours.I wrote about this last week in Celebrate a visual artist on the next £20 note
Finally the appreciation of this man crosses borders within the UK and beyond. Importantly, he had a notable influence on others in Europe. He also enjoys global recognition for his buildings and designs. He is truly a man valued by others.
This is the nomination form - which needs to be completed by 19 July 2015.
You have 100 words to say why your visual artist should be the one to appear on the £20 note.
Visual artists include architects, artists, ceramicists, craftspeople, designers, fashion designers, filmmakers, photographers, printmakers and sculptors.Unless you nominate your favourite person may not be considered.
The Bank will not feature fictional or living characters, with the exception of the Monarch, who appears on the front of our notes.
- The shortlist will be drawn up by the Advisory Committee from the names of individuals nominated by members of the public.
- The governor will make the final choice from this shortlist
- Who's going to be on the next £20 will be announced in Spring 2016.
At the end you can see who others think it will be. But first a bit of a wallow in Mackintosh.
Visual Arts by Charles Rennie Macintosh
This is House for an Art Lover which has a fascinating history - starting with Mackintosh being technically disqualified from the art competition that he entered with the design for the house.
|A window at Hill House - designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh|
|Design for tables and chair with high back, for the Room de Luxe, Willow Tea Rooms, Glasgow, 1903. |
Pencil and watercolour on wove paper, by Charles Rennie Mackintosh
|The Fort (c.1923-4)|
pencil and watercolour on paper mounted on board
watercolour painting by Charles Rennie Mackintosh
More articles about the £20 Note
- The Telegraph: Are you worried about the new £20 note? You should be - Beatrix Potter appears to be a front-runner - there again this could be people having a laugh!
- This is The Guardian view on the new £20 note: make room for William Morris They're making a pitch for William Morris - surprise, suprise!
- The Manchester Evening News says Salford artist LS Lowry is frontrunner to be the face on the Bank of England's next £20 banknote
- Unsurprisingly the Royal Photographic Society thinks a photographer should be the next person to be on the £20 note - see Nominate a photography person for a new banknote. They suggest suitable candidates might include William Henry Fox Talbot, the British inventor of photography; Sir Cecil Beaton, photographer and designer or Julia Margaret Cameron, portraitist and art photographer.
I think by now you will have begun to appreciate that there are some very partial opinions out there and doubtless there will be some pretty heavy duty lobbying on behalf of different interest groups!